Keanu Reeves yo star in AKIRA the live action movie
Keanu Reevesmay be getting ready totakeatripto New Manhattan, the setting for the American, live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's classic manga,Akira.The Hollywood Reporterhas the scoop, claiming Reeves has been meeting with Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures and, while there's no offer, theMatrixstar seems to be the current frontrunner for the lead for the movie.
To be directed by Albert Hughes,Akirawas famously adapted as an anime film in 1988. Reeves would potentially play the role of Kaneda, a member of a biker gang in a cyberpunk dystopia.
Reeves will next appear in47 Ronin, hitting theaters on November 21, 2012. He alsorecently revealedthat he will return for a thirdBill & Tedfilm at some point in the not-too-distant future.